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Finch Feeding Frenzy
14-NOV-2010

Finch Feeding Frenzy

Clarence-Rockland, Ontario

A backyard shot from the past weekend. At least 30 or more Goldfinches showed up, 6 Pine Siskins and at least 12 Common Redpolls - they would not come down to the feeder though as the birch cones were too good to leave. I wish I could have got the entire niger seed feeder in the frame as there were Pine Siskins on the perches (out of the frame) above the Goldfinches! I almost forgot how greedy Siskins are, as they would chase away the Goldfinces to get the best seat at the buffet! All these songbirds quickly drew the attention of a Sharp-shinned Hawk that narrowly missed my head as it attempted to snag some finches perched above me.


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Ali Majdfar20-Nov-2010 18:12
Outstanding capture! ~V
vatorman17-Nov-2010 04:39
Great cooperation within this flock - both for feeding and allowing you this scene.
Hank Vander Velde16-Nov-2010 23:43
Beautiful shot Bill. Send a few my way as I've only had a few Finches at my feeder so far this Fall.
bill friedlander16-Nov-2010 21:07
I think they posed there under your direction bill. This is an adorable shot, great colors and excellent details, and a great background to enhance the shape of the birds. V
pkocinski16-Nov-2010 13:07
This is a fantastic shot! Birds have been absent from feeders here lately but hopefully I'll get my share soon.
Jean D16-Nov-2010 03:31
Excellent catch, Bill! The look of contentment, well in evidence!!
reflectionsofnature16-Nov-2010 03:23
A great backyard shot and story to go with it! Sounds like you had a nice gathering of finches there! I am looking forward to seeing the same here. Hasn't happened yet - birds have been scarce around my feeders and all through the woods around here in the west of Ottawa the last week, but I am sure they will come soon.
Brad Claypole16-Nov-2010 03:14
Full house at the buffet!
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